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cavuto. epa head lisa jackson announced she is leaving. house republicans saying that jackson used an alias to use a slew of e-mails about epa business, they are wondering why that was necessary, they want answers, but first a member of the group who sued the administration to release the documents, myron gel is joining me now, we did contact the epa for a statement today, it did not provide one, myron, how did you find out, what led you don't this path to where there were aliases in a cloak and dagger about the way they used other outside e-mail addresses? >> tom, it was due to the persist stance of my colleague at cei, chris horner, with a series of freom of information requests, and a lawsuit. discovered that lisa jackson was concealing the public's business under an e-mail account in her name for that account was richard windsor. no freedom of information act request had until we discovered that account, had they ever searched her private e-mail accounts that she was using for public business. essentially he is was evading federal law -- she was evading federal law by concealin
. it goes on. it goes on. it goes on. why, david jackson, haven't people started screaming from the streets and screaming from the rooftops about what this mean, this is a manufactured crisis. >> well, they haven't felt it in their paycheck and they will after january 1. the government will be taking more out of their paychecks and when the tax time will roll by in april, they'll feel it and businesses will feel it. once people will see they're losing money on this deal you'll see more public outrage about it. >> david naka, mura, calling for an up or down vote if the senate can't come up with it. he's talking about 250,000, at one point 400,000. is it realistic to think that the president can win this thing on an up or down vote? >> if they actually go to an up and down vote there will be a lot of pressure on those who were against a temporary fix with this to make their case known and actually go on the record. that's why the question is would the republican senators who would oppose this thing at the $250,000 level, they would use some of the mechanisms they have like the fill buster and
and again. it's the third time's a charm for janet jackson. the private superstar, now engaged to a billionaire. yeah. a "b." who is he? and why isn't she wearing the ring? we're going to have all the details ahead. and it is a very large ring, i might add. >>> but first, sam, again, this weather. coast-to-coast, it has stopped this country. >> this is the storm we've been talking about since the weekend. and then yesterday, it delivered all the snow. let me show you the pictures that we've been getting in. facebook and twitter. you have been sending in pictures like this. this is in the middle of inn. you see the trucks lined up on slippery roads. even though the snow may have stopped in some locations, we're still dealing with slippery roads and black ice. it's a real issue here. and it now moves into the northeast. here's the snowfall totals. central illinois, 18 inches of snow. indianapolis, by the way, that 7.5 inches of snow, that's the biggest one-event snowfall we've had in about four years. the middle of the country trying to clean up those roads. and this morning, rig
pipeline is stepping down. lisa jackson resigning after near early four years as administrator for the epa. in a statement jackson said she would like to explore new opportunities to make a difference. president obama called her an important part of his team but at the same time opponents accused her agency of waging a war on coal and the republican chair of the house energy committee said he planned to call h her in to questioning so often she would need her are own parking spot on capitol hill. >>> also a d.c. attorney is suing the epa over jackson's apparent use of alias e-mail accounts. the justice department set to release thousands of those messages and that attorney tells fox news .com that could be the reason why jackson is quitting. no comment from the agency. >>> the russian president vladimir putin now you saying that he will sign a bill to ban americans from adopting russian children. the move viewed as retaliation for an american law that targets russian human rights violators. over the past two decades american families have adopted some 60,000 russian kids. the united nation
forces can have a beautiful side. the storm generated this end-to-end rainbow as it passed near jackson, mississippi. let's get to alexandra steele. >> the legs on this thing are insane. certainly one for the record books. on the snow side and on the severe side, mobile, two tornadoes, one yesterday and then one five days before that. it was the greatest christmas day tornado outbreak on the records, for the record books since records have been kept. in denver, the first white christmas in three years. dallas, the 4 inches of snow. last time that happened, 1926. in little rock, 9 inches. last time they had any measurable snow of that nature was in 1926. must have been a snowy year that year. here's the big picture. the good news, the severe has moved east out of mobile and out of birmingham, out of atlanta. it is pushing east to the 95 corridor, even east of that. the areas impacted today with a potential for tornadoes, really the eastern carolinas, from raleigh down through jacksonville. and believe it or not, even tampa, potentially. but it doesn't look like the threat will be nearly
ago apa lisa jackson is stepping down after the president's state of the union speech in january. jackson starting with the agency as a staff level scientist back in 1987. during her tenure as administrator she tackled pollution problems in poor community communities. oil drilling and coal regulations. all those things on her plate. jackson said she is confident epa is headed in the right direction. >>> winter storm causing some real headaches. millions of folks in the mid-atlantic states, we're looking at heavy snow, torrential rain, strong winds, dangerous travel conditions from here, washington, d.c., all the way to maine. snowfall is especially heavy in northern new york, new england. up to a foot of snow could fall there. drew cuomo is urging folks to stay off the road if possible. it is wet, lever, raising the risk of falling tree limbs, making shoveling the sidewalk harder, we all know that. the storm is not expected to leave the region until tomorrow. not soon enough for millions of people trying to catch a plane for the holiday week, but they can't. more than 360 flights
of jackson a difficult one to say the least. it added up to a chaotic christmas day for a good chunk of the country. >> oh my god look, that's a tornado. oh, wow. >> reporter: skies over mobile, alabama, turned ominous as the storms approached. residents ran for cover as it touched down. >> we stepped out and you could see it doing its thing and then it came behind the church. >> i prayed to god as loud as i cou could, i was praying for my safety and i knew the truck was shaking. i prayed that the truck stayed put and god would protect me and the ones in walgreens. >> reporter: tornado sirens blaired. >> it's right there. >> reporter: many grabbed cameras to catch what appeared to be a funnel cloud forming. >> we have to hurry and get past this. >> reporter: the winds knocked out electricity to more than 20,000 people across the state, damage was widespread, more than 30 reports of tornadoes from texas to alabama. the day got off to a rough start in oklahoma, more than 20 weeks were involved in an early morning accident that shut down interstate 40 joust outside oklahoma city. texas
down a hill and fell through the thin ice of jackson lake. those who tried to save him fell into the freezing water. >> it turned into a total disaster. people falling in trying to save him and in themselves. >> that is the voice of her husband. >> by through the rope out. it was about 7 feet short of getting to him. we noticed he did not know how to swim. we observed him go under three times. >> more people went on to the fragile ice, including children. then another attempt. the man who tried to save him as well. inner tubes and selds. finally, rope to pull them to shore. >> it does not get cold enough for anyone to be on the ice. they are fortunate everybody came out alive. it was hard to watch. >> still ahead on 11 news, the countdown is on for the big new year's eve party. baltimore is getting ready for its fireworks show. >> it was windy and cold. we do have rain and snow in the forecast. we will show you that in a few minutes. partly cloudy skies, 36 of the airport. stay tuned. the weather is next grade if you have high blood pressure and get a cold get coricidin hbp.
jackson has more. >> the treasury is making moves. otherwise we have the debt limit on monday. that is the last day of fiscal cliff talks. the president departed hawaii to return to washington, where it is not just the temperature that is chillier. talks cooled over the holidays over how to avoid the massive tax hikes. they are set to begin in just a few days. >> taxes are going to go up no matter what. they could go up a lot more, and that is where the political hit comes. >> house republicans point the finger at the other chamber, saying the senate must act on a bill to avoid the fiscal cliff. a spokesman for harry reid some are blaming the gop for the holdup. no further legislation can move unless republicans drop their knee-jerk obstructionism. if the country falls off the fiscal cliff, it may feel gradual at first, except on wall street. >> the reaction from the financial markets and the stock markets -- you could see something quick. >> a top ceo is hoping to jolt them into action. he wants employees to write " come together" on the coffee cups. >> i am maintaining my op
jackson announces her sudden resignation from the epa. at the end of the president's term without really saying why. while it is common, certainly for cabinet members to move on at the end of the presidency, others suggest that there is a different reason having to do it some with some secret e-mail addresses that the epa was using. in a scandal that could get a lot more public in just the next month. alan colmes is shows of the alan colmes show. good to see you. what do you think is going on here? >> welcome all i know is listening to your lead-in, every time you say epa and secret e-mail addresses, there seems to be something nefarious going on. i can't imagine a government official or agency justifying the use of false e-mail addresses there were actually dummy names being used. phony names. lisa jackson steps down inexplicably. the president gives a vague pat on the back and she goes out the door. always in this world of what would be like if it was a republican administration. from "fast and furious" to benghazi and now this. and yet the mainstream media likes to say, move along, no
to new zealand to show us how peter jackson and his team brought the middle earth to life. >>> and we're going to get you ready for your new year's eve bash. we have some delicious cocktails that will really impress your guests. >> natalie was just saying how much she was looking forward to the cocktail segment. before that, we're going to get another check of the weather. we turn to maria larosa in for al this morning. >> we're tracking another system that's going to bring stormy weather, snowy weather across much of the country once again. as we get into tomorrow, the snow is going to be through the ohio valley into the northeast. generally, 1 to 3. there will be spots picking up up more than that. showers from the southeast to the mid-atlantic. midsection is quite but cold, but we'll see temperatures well below average again. then our western system taking a little snow into parts of the colorado rockies. you see showers developing sunday. sunshine returns in the southeast to parts of the mid-atlantic but remaining cool. temperatures will remain below average for the day. the big g
phil jackson. >> julia: too early. >> eric: we'll go to maria molina. yes, no? i am sorry, check out this video. it is new surveillance video of a tornado stuck in mobile, alabama. there you go. parking lot of a walgreen's store. the strong winds lifting up the cars in the parking lot. fortunately no one was seriously hurt . now, we can talk about going to maria molina . take it away maria. sorry about that. >> no problem. fortunately we'll not see tornadic activity in the south but areas hit hard with tornados in alabama and mississippi will be getting rainfall today. we have a brand new storm system that we are track bringing get more snow on the northeast as we head into torm tomorrow and that storm that just left. expecting a dry day. we got 20 inches was snow in upstate new york and across new england . get ready. another round of snow. it will not be as powerful as the last storm we saw in the last couple of days. there is snow fall nothing southern parts of minnesota and wisconsin and norgern ilillinois and widespread in iowa. you will look at 3-six inches of snow and nothing
painting technique, what artist earned the nickname "jack the dripper"? jackson pollock, salvador dali, jasper johns, marcel duchamp. >> i believe it was jackson pollock. a--final answer. meredith: it is jackson pollock. [cheers and applause] all right, let's hope for a bigs dollar amount behind this question. whatever it is, we'll take it. oh, my goodness. >> yes! yes! meredith: $15,000. $37,200. nicely played, john. >> [whimpers] meredith: 8 away from a million. "foreign leaders" is the category. in the 1950s and '60s, what asian country had a president who was affectionately referred to by his citizens as "uncle ho"? japan, india, vietnam, china. >> i believe this refers to ho chi minh, and i believe the answer would be c--vietnam. meredith: final? >> yeah. final answer. meredith: yeah, you're sticking around-- [cheers and applause] how much money is behind this question? $500. >> all right. it's all good. meredith: $47,700. we're gonna be back with more "millionaire" ri[ man ] when you want to give your immune system some support try new airborne hot soothing mix! with zinc, echina
and samuel l jackson both at courtside. the fans got to see world peace in action. that is meta world peace. he had 16 of his 20 points in the second quarter. this basket put them up by three early in the fourth. but they couldn't slow down kobe briept. kobe bryant. he scored 30 or more points. clinging to a andthree-point lead and gasol comes up big. the lakers get back to 500 with their fifth victory 100-94. right after that contest was over the court had to be converted so the clippers could host denver. show time is back, but they now describe this l.a. team. now check out jordan with his own highlight real slam. they beat denver for their 14th win. 114* -- in a rematch, the thunder took on the heat. dwyane wade with an opening slams it through. kevin dure ranked -- kevin durant answers with his own jam. he scored a game high 33 points. lebron james lead and the heat up by three. time is running out, and russell westbrook is off the mark. miami hangs on to win it 103-97. it was a busy day for some of the nba's best. blake griffin andl paul and jason kidd and hardin in the get in the hol
, but romo is picked off by jackson. romo threw three interceptions. the turnover would prove to be costly. morris gets in to put the game away, 28-18 the final. it is washington's first nfc east title since 1999. so the nfc playoff picture looks like this. the falcons and the niners get a first round bye. the -- minnesota is at green bay on saturday and seattle plays at washington on sunday. still to come, i will fill you in on the afc playoff situation. and while the raiders won't be a part of it, pryor m >>> with carson palmer out with a bruised lung and cracked ribs the raiders gave terrell pryor his first start as quarterback. crazy weather in san diego. the players were practicing in a hail storm. the weather was fine at kickoff, but special teams were not so special. spurlock breaks into the clear and takes the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. it was 10-0 chargers after one quarter. after a slow start pryor lead the raiders on an 80-yard drive. he throws a back shoulder fade to darius hayward-bey. oakland rallied and pryor dives into the end zone and it cuts the lead 24-14.
. wasn't all bad.. check out s incredible shot.. folks in jackson mississippi got a e sky and this >>> the weather was dreary in most of the u.s. yesterday but it wasn't all bad. check this incredible shot. folks in jackson, mississippi, got a glimpse of blue sky and this beautiful rainbow yesterday. it just looks perfect. you can see thick white clouds rushing by. this is a time lapse video. forecasters expect it to be drier today and tomorrow. but they predict rain could pop up again friday. but you get wonderful video like this. >> it's unusual, too, because camera lenses, it's rare to get the entire arc of a rainbow in a single shot so that's extraordinary. the weather outside was frightful, but inside here it's delightful. >> that's like a pot of gold rainbow. there was a cool rainbow that formed on sunday after the rain showers there over the bay bridge. it was neat. right now we have more rain heading our way so cross your fingers maybe we'll see a rainbow later on today. but the storm showers continue throughout much of the afternoon in fact. it looks like for now
. and it was 12:15 eastern, writing a major setback in fiscal cliff talks. you may have heard sheila jackson lee question this. that negotiations between harry reid and mitch mcconnell suffered a major setback after republicans demanded the inclusion of a new method for calculating benefits for the package. change came from progressives to result in lower payments. part of the current negotiations on the scale down deal, they say that they gave ground on other issues, including raising the tax threshold, as well as -- that was from two hours ago. sheila jackson mentioned the change that she objects to, she and other outside democrats and house progressives in particular. don is on the democrat's line. go ahead with your comments. caller: i am an old disabled veteran. i love this country so much. i cannot understand for the life of me what our government is trying to do with the bickering and tearing each other down, tearing the country down. why in the world can these supposedly intelligent groups of men and women not get together to work out for the best interest of all concerned, all 330 billi
artists that would include eddie murphy, michael jackson, and even michael jordan. and that they had been president amount of access to the american mainstream. we've never seen that level o before. in terms of the kind of access of a woman like whitney houston had to the american mainstream, her success was really unprecedented. you go back and look at her lineage. included in her family is the great aretha franklin who redefined so music. also, dionne warwick, who had a crossover pop style. what use in the 1980's is the coming together of different streams of black pop music from the 1960's. she perfected it. she found the perfect pitch for what was really pop music. i think in some ways, we do and in justice to whitney houston to even think of her as an r&b singer. she transcended it even in the 1980's. she was america's pop princess, and definitely black america's pop princess. we see the success of what she did -- of course there was a price she paid for this level of celebrity. we see it also with the late michael jackson. ll coolj, coming out of rap, someone would be hosting the gr
on what it's up to. >>> not clear who will replace lisa jackson as head of the environmental protection agency. jackson will step down in january, just after the president's state of the union address. the epa created new standard for air pollution from coal power plants on her watch. >>> hillary clinton won't be on the sidelines much longer. back at work next week after spending the past three fighting off what the state department says was the stomach flu and a concussion from when she fainted. doctors have grounded her from overseas travel for a few more weengz. her return means she may soon testify before congress on the attack in benghazi. >> lisa jackson, if republicans have their way in the fiscal cliff conversation, they get rid of the epa. they talk about the cannot of education, the department of agency and epa waste of money. >> cost too much, all about regulations. are you one of the few people employed to this organization who has been to north korea. >> twice. i hope to go back again soon. >>> just ahead, a warning to democrats from republicans, they will not write a blank
in the world. >> the jacksons, the family drama turning into one big reality show. >> more turmoil for the jackson family last summer as michael jackson's teenage daughter paris announced on twitter that her grandmother an guardian, katherine jackson, was missing. forcing a judge to suspend her guardianship of michael's three kids. >> katherine jackson is back home. she says she wasn't kidnapped. >> michael's siblings disputed the claim saying their mother was in arizona under doctor's orders. a judge restored katherine as permanent guardian of michael's children. whether it was a pleasure or guilty pleasure, audiences couldn't turn away from tlc's hit reality show "here comes honey boo boo" about a child beauty pageant contestant and her family. ♪ rapper psy went from a relatively unknown performer to a worldwide phenomenon after his catchy dance tune "gangnam style" hit the web. ♪ the music video featuring the south korean star's song and trademark dance shattered records online, becoming the number one watched video on youtube, with more than 970 million views. but psy's new
" and after that another hobbit movie, it will be a "hobbit" trilogy. >> peter jackson is just really churning them out. >> will tolken wrote a lot of books and he's jackson is turning them out one another. there's some in the tolkien community wonder if there's too much hobbit. he stretched one book to three movies. i don't know if you saw the first one. >> three movies that will make a lot of money. >> the first is almost three hours long. >> were they all shot at the same time like other movies? >> all pretty much shot at the same time. there's still work to do on the other two post production stuff but peter jackson has the last "hobbit" movie and second pretty much all done on his computer. just doing post production stuff. >> and shooting it in his native new zealand. >> it's a boon for the economy. >> wonderful setting. there's going to be a "star trek" film coming out? >> why not. j.j. abrams, people thought he couldn't do it, casting young actors, schatner and kirk and spock, younger guys playing the roles and it was a huge hit, coming down with original story "star trek: into darknes
. there will be another change in president obama's cabinet heading into his second term. lisa jackson administrator for the environmental protection agency will be stepping out after the state of the union peach next month. jackson cited the epa's progress in food, water, and air quality and also energy independence. jackson started at the agency as a scientist 25 years ago. humans of weapons show up in los angeles. from hand guns to revolvers and rifles and even assault weapons. just a sampling of guns traded for grocery gift cards. efull ap? who do you think i am, quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortgage payment based on today's incredibly low interest rates... right from your iphone or android smartphone. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. . >> some
who will replace lisa jackson as the head of the environmental protection agency. jackson announced yesterday she's stepping down in january after the president's state of the union address. the epa created new standards for air pollution from coal power plants on her watch. >>> massachusetts congressman ed ma markey throwing his hat into the ring for kerry's senate seat. a special election would be held early this summer. markey a 66-year-old democrat is the first prominent candidate to declare for the race. >>> mom and pop shops across the country bracing for a labor fight that could cripple businesses. more on the key workers that could walk off the job coming up. consider this: when the unexpected happens, there's one brand of battery more emergency workers trust in their maglites: duracell. one reason: duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. so, whether it's 10 years' of life's sunny days... or... the occasional stormy one... trust goes a long way. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. your doctor will say get smart about your
for millions of americans. holly is at the world's busiest airport, hartsfield jackson in atlanta. what are you seeing there? >> reporter: well, joe, it's pretty steady here. it's getting a little bit more crowded as the evening goes on. but i can tell you that some people are heading home after christmas and finding it tough to travel today because of that massive storm barreling through the country. it's wreaking havoc on the roads and in the air. snow, ice and high winds. >> we want to get out. >> it's always scary when you're flying that you'll be stuck in the airport. >> reporter: as massive storm it that left many in the midwest and parts of the south with a white christmas is pounding the northeast with briz ard-like conditions forcing hundreds of flights to be delayed or canceled. the highways were not much better as officials warned people to stay off the roads. especially in the midwest where icy conditions made driving treacherous. on christmas day as many as 30 tornadoes bounced across texas, louisiana, mississippi, and alabama. the hardest hit, mobile, where a twister ripped throug
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. at the staples center and fish burn and samuel l jackson both at courtside. the fans got to see world peace in action. that is meta world peace. he had 16 of his 20 points in the second quarter. this basket put them up by three early in the fourth. but they couldn't slow down kobe briept. kobe bryant. he scored or more points. clinging to a three-point lead and gasol comes up big. the lakers get back to 500 with their fifth victory 100-94.ter that contest was over the court had to be converted so the clippers could host denver. show time is back, but they now describe this l.a. team. now check out jordan with his own highlight real slam. they beat denver for their 14th win. 112-100. 234* -- in a rematch, the thunder took on the heat. dwyane wade with an opening slams it through. kevin dure ranked -- kevin durant answers with his own jam. he scored a game high 33 points. lebron james lead and the heat up by three. time is running out, and russell westbrook is off the mark. miami hangs on to win it 103-97. it was a busy day for some of the nba's best. blake griffin and chris paul and jason k
feeling the pressure. passes to murray. he tried to pass. instead, he was picked off by rob jackson. redskins win it 28-18 and capture that elusive nfc east title. so this was the championship game for the division. and the redskins come out victors. you could see trent williams there, their pro bowl left tackle, and he's joining me live ent, this has been one wild ride that i don't think anybody could have predicted in training camp. what is the feeling like now to know that you're headed to the playoffs as division champions? >> this feeling right here can't be explained. this season was filled with ups and downs. we got criticized so much. we had a slow start. very young team, and we all dedicated ourselves to each other and said we were going to win seven straight. we went out there and did it. it wasn't easy or pretty, but we got it done. >> now you guys have to play the seahawks here at fedex field next week. my guess is you could be riding the back of your rookie running back alfred morris. 200 yards tonight on 33 carries. three touchdowns. what does this say not only about y
, the head of the epa just announced she is stepping down. lisa jackson has held the position for the past four years. the epa said jackson plans to leave her post after the president makes his state of the union speech next month. she said she is ready for new challenges and wants to spend more timimwith her family. >> a claim of facebook privacy breaches involving the founder's sister. she said she posted a family photograph fortunes on facebook. a woman she said she doesn't know saw it and put it on twitter thinking was a public photograph. she lashed out at the woman and the woman said she thought it was public because it was in her news feed. it turns out the only reason she saw it is because she is friends with another sister tagged in the picture. >>> the yacht commissioned by the late steve job social security free to sail to the united states. the designer said he was owed 4 million and the yacht was impounded. now he said he has reached a settlement. it's still in europe because bad weather is keeping it at the dock. >> a santa cruz biologist said seaports otters eat sea urchin
by rob jackson. redskins into the playoffs. rg3. maybe he can solve the fiscal cliff. >>> and all that matters. >> fireworks lit up sydney harbor, beautiful, as people mark the start of 2013. happy new year. >> on "cbs this morning." >>> chuck pagano back on the colts sideline yesterday cancer free as the colts won 28-16. >> i feel so blessed to be back with you guys in the battle. thank you. thank you so much. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm norah o'donnell with anthony mason. as we wake up the deadline to the fiscal cliff is just 14 hours ai wa. there's no deal yet, but members of congress are heading back to capitol hill. first, breaking news on the condition of secretary of state hillary clinton. >> she's in a new york city hospital this morning being treated for a blood clot. doctors say it's related to a concussion that's kept her out of the office for the past three weeks. margaret brennan is in washington with the latest. margaret good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. secretary clinton is taking anti-coagulant to
. >> michael jackson's late effort family drama, this year's headlines read like a movie script. but it also brought a loss to some entertainment legends. hears a look at some of the biggest stories. ♪ and i will always love you >> the body of 48-year-old whitney houston lay on the fourth floor of the beverly hilton hotel. police saying that they showed up about 3:55:00 p.m. pacific time responding to a distress call there at the hotel and they found whitney houston dead tonight. ♪ >> the night's big winner was adelle. walking away with six grammys. ♪ >> taylor swift stole the show for the second year in a row. she was crowned entertainer of the year. >> three, two, one! >> you know how to hunt. >> only one comes out. >> it's starting to hit us huge. >> an ode to old hollywood. it stole the spotlight. first silent movie to win the title since the first oscar ceremony 83 years ago. >> welcome. we are very happy to have you as always here with american bandstand. >> few people touched the entertainment world white the way dick clark did. he had the new year's eve specials. he had so many
candidates out there that he could replace avery johnson with. >> i think phil jackson still looking for a job. >> i'm from los angeles. the lakers are having a really tough season, but they're getting healthier. they took on the knicks, a game a lot have been waiting to see. >> this meant a lot more to the lakers than to the knicks. lakers get their fifth win in the row. the clippers won their 14th in a row. lakers needed this one today. and how about kobe bryant? nine straight games over 30 points for kobe. he's been carrying this team offensively throughout their struggles right now. they get a huge dunk late from pau gasol. they needed this win in the worst way. big win for the lakers, and, again, kobe is the story tonight. kobe going over 30, nine straight games. i say right now he's in the second prime of his career. he's already had one prime. he's changed his game and become a below the rim player and he has a second prime. the guy is amazing. >> there's been so much talk about how would steve nash fit under the offense there. the lakers were playing well before nash came bac
me for a look back at the presidential highs and lows of 2012, usa today's david jackson. good afternoon, rather, how are you? >> good afternoon, luke, thanks for having me. >> so what do you say are some of the biggest moments of the year? i would say supporting same-sex marriage was certainly very significant, the immigration executive order he signed, which were two politically expedient, albeit controversial issues, that he took head on. >> that's right, we just saw one of the most famous moments was the gay marriage declaration, which was kind of an accident, if you recall. vice president biden went on a sunday show and expressed his support and the white house felt increased pressure and decided to move up president obama's own announcement to a few days after. the rollout wasn't what the white house wanted but something they'd been thinking about for a long time. the immigration issue, presidents who face opposition in congress often resort to executive actions. obama even had a program for it called "we can't wait." the most famous "we can't wait" provision was on immig
we thought you should know. epa administrator jackson the latest member of the cab note announce she's stepping down next month and ready for new challenges and time with her family. her tenure marked by high profile brawls with industry and congressional republicans over issues of global warming, pollution and of course the keystone oil pipeline. also new controls on coal fired plants, as well. >>> court dwokmentes show mike crapo of utah admitted several shots of vodka before being arrested early sunday in alexandria, virginia. released on $1,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court january 4th. >>> finally, new study shows that african-american voter turnout in november may have topped the rate for whites for the first time ever. the study says that turnout rate for all voters fell more than 3% be white voters accounting for most of that drop. and those are just a few of the things we thought you should know on this thursday. >>> time for the gut check in the wake of the connecticut school shooting tragedy, gun rights advocates are offering firearms training for teachers. in ariz
the michael jackson black or white video -- >> not everybody fits that. >> michael jackson video black or white where literally there are people who are white and they then went to black. was that offensive? >> that's an interesting conversation. undecided. the jury will be back on this one later. >>> coming up ahead on "starting point" "the devil wears prada" meets washington, d.c. alina is all excited. >> that was great. >> we're talking about a juicy new novel about a young girl working for a demanding new senator. the authors of "capitol hell" up next. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. your soups are so awes
are going out. >> up next, reverend jesse jackson and the chicago reporter weigh in on what, if anything, can be done to curb the violence. what if the next big , isn't a thing at all? it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. [ woman ] ♪ what i want this season ♪ if you'd like to try and guess ♪ ♪ it is something very special ♪ i would readily confess [ dogs barking ] ♪ 'cause all i want this season ♪ ♪ is something from your heart ♪ la da da, la da da [ male announcer ] thinking of others this holiday season, travelers. >>> grim milestone reached thursday night in chicago. we'll get to that. first to the white house. this is happening right now. you see the white house there, in the middle. really it is all pictures of the white house, entrance, the one on the right. harry reid in there with mitch mcconnel
be more scandalous than the world of politics? jesse jackson jr. goes mia for several months, it's later discovered he's receiving treatment for bipolar depression. federal authorities are looking into whether jackson jr. was skimming campaign funds to remodel his house. the congressman later resigned. a beleaguered gsa accused of wasting your tax dollars, this worker raps about how he dreams of being the commissioner and wasting the government's money on cash bonuses to his fellow bureaucrats. >> today's vote may make for good political theater in the minds of some, but it is at base both a crass effort and a grave disservice to the american people. >> and for the first time in history, a sitting attorney general held in contempt by congress after refusing to release more documents into the botched operation fast and furious. the obama administration coming under even more scrutiny over a september 11th terror attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi that killed a u.s.word and three -- u.s. ambassador and three other americans. u.s. ambassador susan rice first attributed it to a spontan
orleans times-picayune," lisa jackson the head of the epa announced yesterday she will step down after the state of the union. she was the first african-american heading up the epa. she did spend plenty of time sparring with congressional republicans and industry groups over issues like global warming and the keystone palestiipeline. >> i worked with lisa jackson on issues. i think she could have got a lot more done if we didn't have the partisan battle back and forth over what her role was and what the epa was there for and the keystone pipeline as well as what she's trying to do with greenhousing. i think she was very effective and aggressive, and it's going to be a loss to the country. she's a very, very worthy public servant. >> chemical engineer and young. i'm sure she has a bright future. >> no doubt about that. she'll be in the public view for a long time. >> sounds like you know something. tune in tonight to find out. the "wall street journal," apple ceo cook's combination hit 4.2 million and last year it was $367 million. i don't know how he will eat. >> parade features al rok
in president obama's cabinet. lisa jackson for the environmental protection agency will step down from her post after the president's state of the union speech. she began in 1987 as a scientist. >>> talk back question for you today. will america ever come together on guns? your responses, next. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by or
in china town. a woman was asleep at her home in jackson and powell streets when she was awoken by someone touching her. no arrests have been made and the woman was not hurt. >> meanwhile chicago hit a milestone t city logged it's 500th homicide of the year. a man was found shot on the sidewalk outside a convenience store late yesterday. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. in arrests have been made there. last time they reached the homicide mark was 2008 when the year ended with 512 killings. last year the city had 435 homicides. >> sheriff joe area pie owe announced plans to put armed volunteers at schools in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. he plans to station members outside schools. he is known for his crack down on illegal immigration in arizona. >> an australia surfer is recovering after being attacked by a shark. that's 29 year old luke allen. he was surfing with friends when a shark rammed his board and by the his hand and thigh. he fought back despite his injuries he managed to get the tip of the board and drive it into the head of the shark which is brave to do. >
. democratic congressman jesse jackson junior of illinois was re-elected even though he was absent for months due to mental health issues and underfederal investigation, for misusing congressional resources. weeks after the election, he resigned. during the campaign, allegations surfaced ta pro-life republican congressman scott day jar lay of tennessee had urged his pregnant mistress to get an abortion a decade ago. he denied she was pregnant or had an abortion and he was re-elected by 12 points. number five, libor pants on fire. even if you've never heard of libor, it probably has an impact on your finances the trt rates on mortgages and credits cards are determined in part at the rate banks borrow from each other called libor. in june, barclays paid more than half a million dollars for manipulating the interest rates and investigations are still on going. the sheer scale of it is huge. it made bernie madoff look like a skid row pickpocket. >>> number four, big trouble in communist china. everybody thought one of the most powerful politicians in china party chief boojili was getting rid of c
hartsfield-jackson airport we're noting a number of delays. at least 600 flights are delayed this morning. travelers need to have a lot of patience as though make their way home. gregg: they do indeed. elizabeth, thanks. those tornados she just mentioned only part of what is happening there. major snow in parts of oklahoma where white-knuckled drivers were describing already dangerous conditions on the road from a storm that is not over yet. >> just really bad. i don't advise going south. it was slick. i don't care to go back through it. i seen about, oh, right at a dozen wrecks. one was overturned. they had an ambulance there. several people off in the ditch. >> coming out of the lake in some of the higher elevations there was a lot of ice and snow. it was pretty treacherous for a while. gregg: maria molina is live in the fox extreme weather center. hi, maria. >> hi, gregg. that's right. this storm system is not over yet unfortunately, producing those tornadoes on christmas day. we're looking at more tornado doughs chaos part of the carolines. strong risk by the predict sun center unusua
, the environmental protection agency, is quitting. lisa jackson announcing she will leave her post next month. during her tenure she pushed through some of the toughest regulations on vehicle emissions and coal processing plants, proptin prompting republicans to accuse her of waging war on coal. president obama praised her for her work. in enacting those reforms. she reportedly has not accepted any other job at this time and she was in a bit of trouble for some of her email accounts recently. and some of her other remarks as well. let's go to jon scott, what is happening now, jon johnsto. jon: the president and lawmakers are supposed to be getting back to work in washington today. house speaker john boehner says the onus to avoid the fiscal cliff is now on the senate. this is a new poll shows the american people are quickly losing faith that a deal will get struck. imagine that. there is some good economic news in the forecast for 2013, we'll have that for you, and some more good news, a silver lining in a battle against childhood obesity. that report ahead as well when harris faulkner and i see you
. scott: such time as she may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. jackson lee: first of all, i want to thank mr. gowdy for the attentiveness to this legislation and shepherding it from the senate and accepting the senate amendment. i am on homeland security and i believe that the amendment that has been povided under this legislation originally h.r. 2076 will expand your intent and i believe that you believe it as well. i think it's very important to emphasize that we now have extra investigatory skills and techniques and a collaborative effort between homeland security personnel and those in the department of justice to be utilized by the homeland security secretary and the attorney general. helping to investigate violent acts or shootings that occur in venn injures such as schools, colleges, universities, nonfederal office buildings and other places of public use. this includes mass killings, three or more killings in a single incident. we all recognize the tragedy of newtown but there are tragedies that have faced us over the last couple of years. the pr
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